3rd state level philatelic exhibition- ‘Parindey’-2012, began at Gurgaon. It is being organised by Postal department in the Exhibition Hall of Apparel House, Sector 44 Gurgaon and will last upto February 23.The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Election Commissioner of India Dr S.Y. Quareshi and Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner P.C. Meena was guest of honour. Over 400 children from 15 schools were participating in the Harpex ‘Parindey’ 2012. There are stamps issued by India as well as other countries. Many reputed philatelist are participating with their prize winning exhibits. School students and others from Haryana show cased their rare collection of stamps in the competitions category. Tradition, culture, leisure, nature and art are the heritage of philately and as such were reflected on the approximately 200 displays and thousands of stamps. The exhibition will be there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily upto February 23.
A unique feature of the event was ‘My Stamp’ counter where participants were able to get their own pictures printed as stamp. This ‘My Stamp’ counter was for the first time in Gurgaon. Elaborating on the concept, the Director of Postal Services Gurgaon Division Meenakshi Yadav said, “My Stamp is an innovative facility, which is being made available for the first time in Gurgaon. Through this one can get their own photograph printed with picture chosen from the various templates and use it as an official stamp.” My Stamp can be used for postal charges on mail items which will cost Rs 300 for set of 12 stamps. Dr Quereshi also got his photo printed with a template for use it as an official stamp. (Source: Punjab Newsline Network)